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Books: Vintage Designs to Knit

Vintage Designs to Knit

by Kim Hargreaves, edited by Kate Buller

(Trafalgar Square) On every page of this book, reviewed in Summer 2012 issue of Living Crafts, you’ll see something beautiful, classic, and familiar. Perhaps a sweater that reminds you of a glamorous movie star or an old movie or a grandmother’s photo. The designs are authentic and summon the styles of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. They are simple and sparingly adorned. This book is a must-have for anyone who loves the beauty of simple knits and purls….and some cables.

Finn and Edda on page 98

My absolute favorite designs are Finn & Edda on page 98, Agnes on page 124, and the red hot Audrey on page 8.  All yarns in the book are specified from the Rowan collection, and some are not all-natural, but the patterns are definitely worth spending the time to find the 100% natural equivalents.

Agnes on page 124



Trafalgar Square is giving away a copy of this book!  To enter the drawing, you must live in the U.S., and leave a comment here by Monday, July 30th, Midnight Pacific Time. 



Posted by Living Crafts on Jul 20, 2012 12:43 PM | 229 Comments

229 Responses to “Books: Vintage Designs to Knit”

  1. Kim Reid says:

    Please enter me – I love vintage designs!
    Thank you :)

  2. Helen says:

    Fabulous but simple patterns. Now I know what to do with all the alpaca fiber that I am spinning this summer

  3. Katy says:

    Oooo! These look like classic and elegant designs. Cant wait to see!

  4. Sara Jane Apple says:

    What beautiful sweaters. I’d love to try to knit one. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks. Sara Jane

  5. Hallie says:

    I love those sweaters!! Would love to win! :)

  6. Hannah says:

    What beautiful patterns, thanks for the chance to receive them!

  7. Sharon says:

    What great styles!

  8. trudi says:

    Looks fab – thanks for the entry

  9. Carol French says:

    Love these patterns. They look fabulous!

  10. Amy says:

    Love these patterns ~ they look like fun to knit and wear!

  11. JANET SCHMICK says:

    Beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Connie says:

    This looks like a fantastic book. I would love to own a copy.

  13. Jackie says:

    These are timelines pieces. Cant wait to start knitting them.

  14. I love vintage designs. Would be great book to receive and very much appreciated. Thank you for entering me in the giveaway. Beth

  15. Karen Klein says:

    Kim Hargreaves is among the most masterful of knitting designers I want this book!

  16. jennie says:

    I love the Agnes sweater! So sweet! This book looks fantastic.

  17. Deelia says:

    Love these patterns! I could use up a lot of yarn in my stash to make them.

  18. Cynthia says:

    Beautiful, classic designs. Perfect!

  19. Linda says:

    I’d love to have another knitting book. I don’t have much time to knit but love to look.

  20. I read the review in the Summer edition of Living Crafts. Sounds like a great book! I would love to knit several of the lovely sweaters out of it! Vintage sweaters are some of my very favorite finds when thrifting…to make my own would be awesome!!
    Thanks for the chance!

  21. Jody says:

    The sweaters are beautiful!

  22. Gaynell says:

    These are beautiful sweaters with classic designs. I’d be honored to try my hand at knitting one of them. Thanks!

  23. Dee Volkert says:

    Looks like a wonderful book! I hope I’m not too late- would love to give this to my daughter for Christmas!

  24. MamaQ says:

    I remember browsing through this book and thinking “Oh, another classic I would love in my library!” It would be fun to try my hand at some of these designs. Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. Donna Miller says:

    These designs are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  26. Colleen says:

    With cooler weather slowly setting in, the urge to knit and find new projects is strong …. And these would make gorgeous Christmas gifts!

  27. M Easter says:

    I just looked at this at the book store and put it on my “want list”. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Maura Hill says:

    This would be a great addition to my collection!

  29. Julie S. says:

    The sweaters shown are beautiful, timeless & classic. Would love to have this! Thanks.

  30. Rachel Tomassone says:

    Beautiful!!! I would so love to have this book!!!

  31. Margaret says:

    Wow! Such simple, yet classic items that can be worn anytime! Love them! Everyone I know now needs something out of this book!

  32. Suzie says:

    How fun! Would love to knit something from here!

  33. Jennifer says:

    Oh I hope I’m not too late! Well, regardless, beautiful book!

  34. Amber Anthony says:

    I would absolutely love to have this!

  35. Christine says:

    looks fun! thank you.

  36. Amy says:

    Lovely!! I’d love a chance to win this book! Thanks!

  37. Mary Anne says:

    The designs look beautiful. How can I get a copy of the book if I do not win? Thank you for the drawing.

  38. Tricia says:

    These are designs that I would actually knit and wear; I like the simple beauty!

  39. michele says:

    Always LOVE a new knitting book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. Eileen says:

    This looks like a great book for my library. I would love to own it.

  41. wendy phillis says:

    Love that cover photo would love to knit. Thank you for the opportunity to own, much love and great knitting, they go hand in hand don’t they.

  42. Jeanette says:

    Love the Geiger style sweater “jacket” – Edda is a true classic. I would love to win this book.

  43. Michelle Salinas says:

    Lots of beautiful patterns. Thank you for the giveaway!

  44. AmyHacker says:

    what a lovely book, please enter me in the drawing. Thank you.

  45. Jackie Aud says:

    This looks great! Thanks for the chance for the drawing.

  46. Cathie Rose says:

    I love the idea of vilntage patterns. Sign me up.

  47. Stephanie says:

    Fabulous stuff! Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks!

  48. Liz Kool says:

    wow that looks great, I have just acquired some vintage sewing patterns so the knitted patterns would work great with them. What a great give away.

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